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Last updated: 10/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Snowshoe Inn, nestled in the quaint little town of Monarch, CO can be home base for all your mountain adventures. Just 3 miles from Monarch Mountain Ski Area and surrounded by the beautiful San Isabel National Forest the Snowshoe Inn offers something for almost everyone. You can go sledding, snowshoeing, snowman building, or cross-country skiing right out of the front door. Or take a day to relax in historic downtown Salida, CO for some shopping and dining.

Ask about discount lift tickets at Monarch Mountain!

Keywords: House


Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books:

    A wide variety of novels, adventure, travel, outdoor, and ski books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Monopoly, Cranium, Pictionary, Clue, Trivial Pursuit, Uno, cards, etc. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Nice surround sound stereo with connection for your I-Pod or mp3....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network Satellite TV service....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Nice surround sound stereo with radio, cd player, and connection for your I-Pod or mp3 player....moreless

  • Television:

    42' Vizio HD flatscreen TV....moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD Library- Approx. 50 movies....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Vermont gas stove- heats well, looks nice!...moreless

  • Heating:

    Forced air propane heat as well as gas stove....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of extra blankets and pillows....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Off street parking for four vehicles right at the front door....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for four vehicles right at the Snowshoe Inn....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free unlimited local calls. Please bring calling card for long distance if needed....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    With soap....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker with filters....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, bowls, glassware, flatware, pots, pans, roast pan, cooking utensils, crock-pot, for 12 people....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Flour, sugar, coffee filters, oil, spices, soaps, sponges, towels, and cleaning products. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Private balcony off of upstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck off of front door....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf in Salida, 20 minutes....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas and charcoal grills on front deck....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Break
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan 15 - Jan 18, 2016
3 night min stay
President's Day
Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2016
3 night min stay
Spring Break
Mar 11 - Mar 28, 2016
3 night min stay
Off Season Discount
Apr 18 - Nov 22, 2016
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 6.8%

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 10/03/2015
Check availability
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0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
Salida Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 50
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Monarch Mountain

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I moved to Salida, CO in 2003 to raft guide on the Arkansas River with Independent Whitewater after guiding in Alaska, West Virginia, and Texas. I worked for the Guest Services Department at Monarch Mountain that winter. I quickly fell in love with the mountains, rivers, and people in the Arkansas River Valley. I now enjoy being the Manager of Guest Services, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and am still guiding local rivers.

Why the Owner Chose Monarch:
I bought the Snowshoe Inn because it's as close as you can get to Monarch Mountain and because the owner, builder, and friend who previously owned it was willing to owner finance me. It's hard to get a home loan as a raft guide/ski bum!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The hand crafted Snowshoe Inn has a cozy, welcoming feel to it. It was built in 1977 with 130 year old barn wood interior from a local ranch and has hand hewn timbers from the local Lilly Mine which mined gold and silver in the 1800s. With wooden skis from the 1940s, a small library of outdoor adventure, ski, and travel books from the 1960s on, old sleds, snowshoes, ice skates, and historic Monarch photos it's like a little museum of Monarch, ski, and winter sports nostalgia.

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Speaks: english



  • Fresh snow at the Snowshoe Inn!

    Fresh snow at the Snowshoe Inn!

  • The Snowshoe Inn

    The Snowshoe Inn

  • Autumn


  • Kitchen


  • Living room.  TV is now Vizio HD 42' Flatscreen.

    Living room. TV is now Vizio HD 42' Flatscreen.

  • Upstairs and Loft

    Upstairs and Loft

  • Loft, one queen and one double bed

    Loft, one queen and one double bed

  • Southeast view from deck.

    Southeast view from deck.

  • East view from porch.

    East view from porch.

  • Old skis.

    Old skis.

  • Winter


  • Snowy!


  • Kitchen


  • Living Room and Fireplace

    Living Room and Fireplace

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs from loft

    Upstairs from loft

  • Twin bunk beds, upstairs.

    Twin bunk beds, upstairs.

  • South view from porch.

    South view from porch.

  • Gas stove.

    Gas stove.

  • Monarch Mountain, unspoiled since 1939!

    Monarch Mountain, unspoiled since 1939!

VRBO #213262

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